Can you pay someone to manage your AirBnb?

The short answer to this is YES you can.

You do this via:

Property Management Outsourcing Services

Whether you want to delegate reservation management or have someone pick up cleaning supplies, outsourcing allows you to manage your rental property from any location.

In this blog post I discuss the various Airbnb  property management services. Below are two of the most established companies:

Guesty – Guesty allows you to outsource guest communications on a 24-hour basis. You’ll never miss out on a booking because someone else responded 30 minutes quicker than you. While you sleep or are away on vacation, Guesty approves your guests based on a pre-arranged profile.

Pillow – Pillow automates the listing of your property across multiple platforms. Create one listing and have it propagated across multiple rental websites. They also offer full service property management in select cities.

We’ve written numerous times about the benefits of hiring a good Airbnb property management agency. Unfortunately, it’s not something everyone in Australia can do. In some areas, these agencies are simply not there.

But with the large Airbnb market in Melbourne, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Just make sure you contact the best agencies out there for free and see how much they could work for you while you enjoy complete freedom (and passive income) from your Airbnb listing.

Why use an airbnb Manager instead of doing it yourself?

Communicating with guests, cleaning between each let, meeting and greeting guests who often arrive late… letting during the holiday season is certainly more profitable (two to three times the amount for a standard let) but is also more time-consuming! The added value of an Airbnb management service is that it organises the entire rental management process.

When you let an asset, by definition you are not available on-site, and therefore, the idea of delegating makes perfect sense. Before the general public were really aware of the management services offer, many owners managed everything themselves or had (more or less successfully) perfected their own management of their property with the help of their concierge, cleaner, neighbours or even friends. Even today, most customers who use the BnbLord service do so because they want to let during the holiday season but they don’t feel like managing or organising the management of their asset.

The other aspect of our work, which is frequently overlooked, because it is all too often neglected by management services themselves, is to create rental value. With BnbLord, we are always looking at how we can let at a higher rate for our customers and offer them a better service, rather than simply focusing on how we are going to manage the logistics relating to holiday lets. Of course, the key element of our job is logistics, but it shouldn’t stop there! It is also about creating added value.

Taking the right photos to get high returns on your AirBnb.

Communicating with guests, cleaning between each let, meeting and greeting guests who often arrive late… letting during the holiday season is certainly more profitable (two to three times the amount for a standard let) but is also more time-consuming! The added value of an Airbnb management service is that it organises the entire rental management process.

When you let an asset, by definition you are not available on-site, and therefore, the idea of delegating makes perfect sense. Before the general public were really aware of the management services offer, many owners managed everything themselves or had (more or less successfully) perfected their own management of their property with the help of their concierge, cleaner, neighbours or even friends. Even today, most customers who use the BnbLord service do so because they want to let during the holiday season but they don’t feel like managing or organising the management of their asset.

Property management text on blackboard with 3d house front of blackboard on white background

The other aspect of our work, which is frequently overlooked, because it is all too often neglected by management services themselves, is to create rental value. With BnbLord, we are always looking at how we can let at a higher rate for our customers and offer them a better service, rather than simply focusing on how we are going to manage the logistics relating to holiday lets. Of course, the key element of our job is logistics, but it shouldn’t stop there! It is also about creating added value.

Professional photos? Increases your visibility by up to twofold. Dynamic prices adapted to seasonal demand? A 20 to 40% increase in booking requests. Advertising your let on both Airbnb and Booking.com? A 30 to 80% increase in booking requests.

An essential part of our job is/should be to maximise the rental incomes for our customers, through know-how or technical skills that they are not able to implement themselves, in order to achieve more frequent lettings at higher prices.